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DC Steve Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

Friends,

 

I'm trying to export some images from Aperture 3.2.2 with their captions.  I am unable to do so.  When I go to presets>file naming in the Aperture menu, there is a "caption" option.  However, none of the metadata options to be included include "caption."  There's custom name, etc., but no "caption."  What am I missing?"

 

Thanks!

 

Steve


imac 27, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (71,990 points)

    When I go to presets>file naming in the Aperture menu, there is a "caption" option.  However, none of the metadata options to be included include "caption."

    Hello Steve,

    when you export an image version, the IPTC metadata tags (caption, creator, etc.) will be included as IPTC tags by default. Applications, that are able to understand these tags can use them.

     

     

    When you export an image master file, the IPTC metadata tags (caption, creator, etc.) will be included as IPTC tags if you specify so during export.

     

    There is no need to include these tags as part of the filename. Why do you want this information in the filename?

     

    Regards

    Léonie

  • DC Steve Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    That all sounds reasonable.  All I want is to be able to export an image and have the caption that I have assigned to the image appear with the exported image, whether it is on the desktop, sent to face book, etc.  All I get now is the version name, i.e., DSC_001.  How do I accomplish this?  It should be standard.

     

    Steve

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (25,715 points)

    It's not clear just what you are looking for. Do you what the image name to the the caption, do you what the IPTC caption included in the images metadata, do you want the caption to appear in the image?

     

    The second you can do by including the metadata when you export. The  thrid will require a plug-in such as BorderFx. I'm not sure about the first and am not a a machine with Aperture to look.

     

    regards

  • DC Steve Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    I didn't realize what I was asking was so difficult.  I want an image that has been exported to display the caption that I have created with the image.  Is there more than one label that is called a "caption?" 

  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (12,470 points)

    Display where?

     

    Guessing:  take a look at BorderFX -- used and recommended by many here (including myself).

     

    Added:

    It may or may not be difficult to accomplish.  It has proven difficult to specify.

     

    Message was edited by: Kirby Krieger

  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (71,990 points)

    Hello Steve,

    many applications ignore the IPTC caption tags and will only show the filename as annotations, even if aperture is doing its very best to provide this information, e.g. the Apple Screensaver will only show the filename. In this case you really need to make the filename/version name equal to the caption or overlay the annotation as graphics onto the image (e.g. with BorderFX , as Frank Caggiano suggested).

     

    However, there is no easy way in Aperture to create the version name from the caption; you can use "Metadata -> Batch change" to set the a custom version name, but you have to enter the custom part of the name manually, or you could try to create an Automator workflow that writes the caption tag to the version name.

     

    What I do is, I use Aperture's "Smart Webpage" to publish my web galleries with captions and other annotations. For smart webpages you can define arbitrary presets for the information to be displayed with the images - all the IPTC and EXIF data are available as annotations.

     

    Regards

    Léonie

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (25,715 points)

    Here is an example of adding the IPTC caption to the image uinsg BorderFx

    Screen Shot 2012-01-08 at 18.45.44.png

  • DC Steve Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    All right, here's an exampe of what I want to do:  upload an image to Facebook.  When I did so using the Facebook option in Ap, the program applied the version name (DSC_001) as the caption name.  I'm surprised there's not an easy way to link the caption to an exported image.  I recognize that some programs might not read the IPTC data, but they manage to read the version name.

     

    This is odd . . .

     

    Steve

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (25,715 points)

    `Ah Facebook, sorry can;t help there don't use it. I do remember something back a while ago regarding captions being used as filename or something like that.

     

    You might want to start a new thread specifically mentioning Facebook, filenaming and captions in the question, or first post at least.

     

    regards

  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (12,470 points)

    OT:  Funny:

    /___sbsstatic___/migration-images/172/17236503-1.jpg

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (25,715 points)

    Well i could have written फ्लोरिडा

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (25,715 points)

    If you do a search here for Facebook captions you'll get a nummber of hits regarding this issue.

     

    regards

  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (12,470 points)

    That one still zips over my head. 

  • 1 Open Loop Level 2 Level 2 (350 points)

    I saw that too. Now it looks like we have to play Where's Florda. I'm sure we haven't seen the last of that place. Very sneky.

     

    I was going to look into BorderFX. I hope they fix their spell checker.

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